Early detection of cancer can save lives. Below, the Ministry of Health and Wellness in partnership with Loop News shares some warning signals of the disease.

1. A sore throat that does not heal, changes colour, ulcerates or bleeds.

2. Unusual bleeding or discharge from any opening in the body. Example, blood in the urine or stool; frequent or heavy menstruation.

3. A lump or swelling that has progressively enlarged which may or may not be associated with pain.

4. Indigestion or difficulty in swallowing.

5. Change in bowel or bladder habits consistently for a duration of two to three months.

6. Obvious change in size or texture of a wart or mole.

7. Non smokers’ cough or hoarseness of voice that persist for more than two weeks. Smokers’ cough that becomes intense.

8. Unexplained tiredness and/or weight loss of 10 per cent or more within a period of three to six months.

9. Persistent pain or discomfort in the abdomen.

10. Unexplained fever.

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